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How-one-protein
By Andy Ratana, 6:48 pm on May 30, 2018

Wonder how researchers study Alzheimer’s? New stem cell research brings the hope of a future where the risk for Alzheimer’s has been eliminated. Learn more about the most recent research in this article: What if you could have one little protein changed in one of your genes and no longer…

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jane fonda
By Andy Ratana, 10:18 am on May 8, 2018

Advice on how to age well and achieve healthy longevity Anyone who saw Jane Fonda present the award for Best Actor at the Academy Awards earlier this year will agree she looks fabulous for her age. If you missed the award show, you can catch her with Lily Tomlin on…

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Fasting-2
By Andy Ratana, 9:17 pm on April 29, 2018

What we know about intermittent fasting and its impact on Parkinson’s You’ve probably heard that fasting can cleanse your body and improve your health. But did you know it might dampen the effects of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s? A promising study led by Dr. Mark Mattson of the…

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fall-prevention-768×514
By Andy Ratana, 4:13 pm on March 11, 2018

Falls are very dangerous for seniors. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that most fractures among older adults are caused by falls and that they are the leading cause of hospitalizations. Preventing falls is one of the most important steps that can be taken to protect the health of seniors. Here…

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home remodel
home remodel
By Andy Ratana, 4:53 pm on February 17, 2018

Design a beautiful home and set yourself up for successful aging Most people prefer to age in place.  If you have a beautiful home that you love, why leave it? Yet common features in many homes – steep stairs, “classic” plumbing fixtures, even hardwood floors – can actually make life…

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flu
flu
By Andy Ratana, 11:38 am on January 21, 2018

There’s a lot of confusion around how to avoid getting the flu. Does the flu shot protect people from this dangerous virus? Are there different strains of the virus? Can you get the flu more than once each winter? What can you do to avoid getting the flu? Let’s cover…

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long life
long life
By Andy Ratana, 9:07 pm on December 17, 2017

Research on Those Living to 110 May Provide Clues to How Genetics Impact Long Life There are many theories on why some people live to an extraordinary age and why they do so in remarkably good health. The secret to long life? Maybe we should look at the oldest people…

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holiday meals
holiday meals
By Andy Ratana, 9:50 pm on December 3, 2017

Ways caregivers can approach the holidays when their loved one has dementia Providing dementia care is mentally, physically and emotionally challenging. Coupled with the stress to plan, shop, decorate and prepare for the holidays, caregivers often feel overwhelmed as they learn how to care for a parent with dementia. Keep…

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aging research
aging research
By Andy Ratana, 5:43 pm on November 5, 2017

New research into the science of genomics may influence how we age, our capacity to build brain health and the likelihood of healthy longevity Aging research has shown that longevity is indeed a heritable trait, estimated to be about 20 to 30 percent genetic. But that doesn’t mean you’re destined…

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